WHO Classification of Tumours - Publications

Publications - Fifth Edition

The 5th edition will commence with “Digestive System Tumours”, due to be published in late 2018. The 5th edition is the first to be led by an editorial board, with standing members and expert members working closely to evaluate the evidence underpinning the classification of tumours. As in previous editions, the books will include numerous colour images, which will continue to provide the standards needed by pathologists to underpin their diagnoses. In the 5th edition, there will be increased emphasis on molecular pathology and genetics. Other innovations will include standardization of tables, lists of diagnostic criteria, and maps (produced by IARC scientists) illustrating the epidemiology of common tumours.